Passinho, the new wave of Youtube fueledÂ funk dancing from Rio, is making its way to New York City. I missed Na Batalha, the musical about the growth of the dance movement amongst Carioca youth, when it premiered in Rio this past June. Don’t make the same mistake as me, as dancers from the show will […]
In this guest post, DA friendÂ Jez SmadjaÂ shares with us thoughts & context on Passinho, a hypnotic new dance style that is contouring the complicated culture of the Rio’s baile funk scene, suggesting alternatives to the cartel-ization of funk, sidestepping standard dancefloor machismo, and (hopefully) challenging the gentrification of Rio, one of the most expensive and […]
Usually people put out a mix before their tour to promote upcoming shows… Well, I’m putting one out after — many excuses as to whyÂ —Â most importantlyÂ because I wanted to share a part of my set that got some interesting reactions from crowds this past month touring the U.S.